This is a thesis entitled "James Addison Reavis and the Peralta Claim" by Newton A. Johnson. It was presented to the Department
of History, University of Southern California in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree Master of Arts in May
1942. The appendix to the thesis includes copies of legal documents from 1883-1895, photographs, and a map.
James Addison Reavis (1843-1914) arrived in Arizona in 1882 and filed claim on more than twelve million acres of land in Arizona
and New Mexico based on altered Spanish land grant documents; he gained fame as the "Baron of Arizona." He served a short
term in a New Mexico prison, then returned to Arizona under the alias J.A. Ashley-Reavis.
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